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    participle...

    Hi, everyone...

    I have a question about 'participle sentence'.

    A Cubist artist paints an art work that is beautiful because its unique colors and distinct patterns. He adds what he knowsabout the apple.
    He may add its shape (1)as seen from the top or when cut in half.

    I think the omitted phrase is 'the apple is', such as 'as the apple is seen from the top or when the apple is cut in half'. I know that the omission is possible if the subject in main clause and the subject in subordinate clause correspond. But (1)sentence is not the case above. I don't know why the omission happened.
    Please answer my question...

    Thanks...

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    Smile Re: participle...

    He may add its shape (1)as seen from the top or when cut in half.

    In the first part of the sentence there is a reference to the apple (its shape...which is saying the apples shape) therefore it is correct and possible to omit another reference to the subject (the apple).

    Diana
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    Last edited by English-coach; 25-Jan-2009 at 12:41.

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